BDPA LA: Google Sites

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  • Google “Google Sites” and the tagline will read ‘Free Websites and Wikis’
    Other than a browser, no additional tools required (rich text editor – i.e. wordpad, MS Word lite)
    Collaboration occurs due to all trusted users being able to modify and entire site or page
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Not the first to provide this type of service
    Geocities
    Tripod

    Other Key Feature: SPACE (images, files)
  • BDPA LA: Google Sites

    1. 1. Presenter: John C. Malonson III president@bdpala.org November 21st, 2009 USING GOOGLE “SITES”
    2. 2. WELCOME!  Tell Us About You!  Name  Occupation or types of opportunities you are looking for  What brought you here today?  What do you hope to learn from today’s presentation?
    3. 3. ABOUT US  Website www.bdpala.org  Facebook Group “BDPA Los Angeles”  Twitter www.twitter.com/bdpala
    4. 4. OUTLINE  What is Google Sites?  Site Examples  Key Features  Page Templates (Types)  Google Documents Integration  Google Gadgets  Live Demonstration: DIY
    5. 5. WHAT IS GOOGLE SITES?  A Free “Website” and “Wiki” creation service  Utilizes Wiki format to allow easy creation and editing of interlinked web pages in a collaborative environment  No fancy tools required  No “web guy” bottlenecks  Public or Private
    6. 6. SITE EXAMPLES  Team Project  Club / Organization
    7. 7. KEY FEATURES: PAGE TEMPLATES  Web Page (rich text editor)  Announcements (quick news+ rss)  File Cabinet (file store)  List (single table databases)
    8. 8. KEY FEATURES: GOOGLE DOCS
    9. 9. KEY FEATURES: GADGETS
    10. 10. LIVE DEMONSTRATION: DIY  Create Site  New Page, Announcements, File Cabinet, List  Menus  Control Access  Subscribe to Changes
    11. 11. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER  Revisit “Team Project- Project Eggplant” example  What we’ve learned:  How Google Sites works  Note: BDPA LA is exploring Google Sites as a web page alternative. If you’re interested in joining the web team, contact: president@bdpala.org
    12. 12. REFERENCES  Google Sites  http://sites.google.com/support  Wikipedia  “Wiki”  “Google Sites

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